Visual Arts History 1040 Lecture Notes - Gerard Van Honthorst, Gerard Ter Borch, Rachel Ruysch

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Wed, Jan 25, 2012
THE BAROQUE CONT. (Flanders/Northern)
Flanders
*Catholic
Peter Paul Rubens
Rubens 1577-1640
-Travelled widely, visiting all of Italy (painting and sculpture)
Ruben’s House, Antwerp
-called his painting house, huge studio
-Carvaggio and Michealangelo have huge influence on his paintings
Peter Paul Rubens, Elevation of the Cross, 1610
-Left: mourners
-landscape suggests continuity
-figures don’t move into space beyond their own panels
-point to the big, muscular figures (Michealangelo)
-darkness that is coming out (Carvaggio) = tenebrism
-contorted bodies
-forshortening
-extension of figures into our space
-drama and emotion/dynamism
Peter Paul Rubens, Henry IV Receiving the Portrait of Marie de’ Medici,
1621-1625
-represents her royal engagement
-central composition
-held by cupid
-personification of France saying go for it
-so enthralled by portrait forgets his duties
Peter Paul Rubens, Arrival of Mrie de’ Medici at Marseilles, 1622-1625
-Marie returns after trip to France
-various Gods (Neptune)
-lavish structure here
-juxatopisitons of light and dark although becoming more subtle then
before
Jan Brueghel the Elder and Peter Paul Rubens, Allegory of the Five Senses:
Allegory of Sight, 1617-1618
-Jan believed in complex settings
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